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Benson Orchestra of Chicago

The Benson Orchestra of Chicago was an American musical ensemble that was popular during the 1920s. Founded by Edgar A. Benson, its members at different times included saxophonist Frankie Trumbauer, drummer Gene Krupa, and pianists Roy Bargy and, later, Don Bestor, who served as its musical directors.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1920

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1920 - 1925

Roles Represented in DAHR: Musical group

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 162 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-24482 10-in. 9/20/1920 Fair one Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-24483 10-in. 9/20/1920 Railroad blues Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-24484 10-in. 9/20/1920 My little bimbo down on the bamboo isle Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-24485 10-in. 9/20/1920 Chili bean Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-24486 10-in. 9/21/1920 Oh gee! Oh gosh! (My feet won't behave) Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-24487 10-in. 9/22/1920 I'd love to fall asleep and wake up in my mammy's arms Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-24488 10-in. 9/22/1920 The sweetheart shop Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-24489 10-in. 9/22/1920 I love you Sunday Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-24490 10-in. 9/22/1920 Tripoli (On the shores of Tripoli) Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-24491 10-in. 9/22/1920 Rose of my heart Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-24492 10-in. 9/23/1920 Somebody Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-24495 10-in. 9/24/1920 Biddy Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-24496 10-in. 9/25/1920 A blue streak Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-25147 10-in. 4/10/1921 Toddle Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-25148 10-in. 4/11/1921 Scandinavia Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-25149 10-in. 4/11/1921 San Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-25150 10-in. 4/11/1921 Ain't we got fun Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-25151 10-in. 4/12/1921 Nesting time Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-25152 10-in. 4/12/1921 Crooning Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-25153 10-in. 4/12/1921 I'll keep on loving you Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-25154 10-in. 4/12/1921 Baby curls Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-25155 10-in. 4/13/1921 It must be someone like you Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-25156 10-in. 4/13/1921 Now and then Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-25157 10-in. 4/13/1921 Trying to smile Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-25158 10-in. 4/13/1921 Just keep a thought for me Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band Musical group  
(Results 1-25 of 162 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Benson Orchestra of Chicago," accessed October 20, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113937.

Benson Orchestra of Chicago. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 20, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113937.

"Benson Orchestra of Chicago." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 20 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113937

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